Coin Specifications

Category: Roosevelt Dimes (1946-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 378,200
Obverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Reverse Designer: John R. Sinnock
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.13 (3/23/2019)
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Reeded
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1955 10C PF obverse 1955 10C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Proof sales rose more than 50% from 1954 to 1955, a sign that many persons were buying multiple sets that exceeded their own collecting needs. This would remain an annual tradition for years to come, with just a slight setback during 1958.

The packaging of proof coins in individual sleeves stapled to one another gave way mid-year to a "pliofilm" envelope in which all five coins were heat sealed in a side-by-side arrangement. Both forms of packaging were used in 1955, though few proof sets of that year still remain in Mint packaging today.

Gems of the 1955 proof dime are plentiful through PF 69, perhaps as a result of this improved packaging. The number of pieces certifiable as Cameo rose, too, and even Ultra Cameo examples become collectable starting with 1955. These are nonetheless quite rare as a percentage of the overall total and bring strong prices.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/22/2019

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1955 10C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 5.65 6.00 7.50 9.00 16.00 20.00 27.00 40.00 65.00 250 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 22.00 30.00 45.00 -
1955 10C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 14.00 22.00 28.00 35.00 80.00 150 500 -
$ - - - - - - - - - 25.00 31.00 38.00 90.00 -
1955 10C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 100.00 185 375 1000 3000 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 115 205 400 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5802
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/18/2019 1955 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------111143610236318482092728-5177
---------------1-5466730-149
-------------------1--1
-----------------------
Total----------111143710236818942160758-5327
 ----------0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %2 %7 %36 %41 %14 %- 
1955 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------15155117624362-553
------------------10215-36
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Total--------------15155118626467-589
 --------------0 %1 %3 %9 %32 %45 %11 %- 
1955 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------118312110-72
------------------1---1
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total---------------118322110-73
 ---------------1 %1 %11 %44 %29 %14 %- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/8/1996 NGC PF 69   Cameo Teletrade Auction 0856, 856/Lot# 1370 $207.10
6/7/2004 PCGS PF 68   Ultra Cameo Teletrade Auction 1893, 1893/Lot# 1324 $1,705.00
10/14/2007 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67103, 67103/Lot# 23289 $23.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24526 $15.28
6/9/2013 NGC PF 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 755, 764/Lot# 379 $33.00
4/6/2014 NGC PF 69   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 184742 $364.10
6/29/2014 PCGS PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 191044 $22.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1955 10C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9991212121212161616202428548911514330450211381303
99101212121213161617212537669812419737071411930
0000001213161617212537669812419737071400
00000012151616192327457710613425043692600
1955 10C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1212121616161616202020242837143237366586949170730093345
12121316161616172020212531721742804397071202214131210
00000016172020212531721742804397071202214100
000000161920202327341082063235138281454257500
1955 10C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base99999121212121616162028326381111163255725847
9999101212121316161723294269911281944127660
000000121213161617232942699112819441200
0000001212151616192531537510114622456800
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Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 3009
Owner: Ultra Cameo Collection
 
Grade: PF 69 CAMEO
Points: 1138
Owner: Allen
 
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